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Benjamin Harris
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Birth: 1793
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1872
Salem County
New Jersey, USA

"Benjamin Harris was born August 27, 1793, about two miles south of Ouinton, near Cooper's branch. When three years of age his parents, John & Lydia Harris, moved to Round island, where they continued to reside until 1827: then moved to Philadelphia for two and one-half years, and returning bought a farm in Alloway's Creek Neck, where he lived until 1848. He then bought a farm at Harmersville and lived on it until 1855, where he retired from active business to a house in the village, where he lived until his death, April 13, 1872. He married Martha English, who was born in November, 1793, and died in 1868,in her seventy-fifth year. Their two children, Peter and Letitia, were born on Ragged island; and the third son, Quinton Parker, was born on Alloway's Creek Neck, December 28, 1830. His farm contained one hundred and fifty acres of land, one hundred cultivated and the balance woodland and meadow. In politics he was a Whig, later a Republican, and always kept abreast of the times on all important topics. He also held many town offices and was universally liked and respected." from the Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Harris (1753 - 1814)
  Lydia Smith Harris (1764 - 1824)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha English Harris (1793 - 1868)*
 
 Children:
  Peter Harris (1823 - 1896)*
  Benjamin Franklin Harris (1825 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Harris (1793 - 1872)
  Elizabeth Harris Stretch (1800 - 1884)*
  Margaret Harris Sayre (1803 - 1824)*
  Clarissa Harris Ellett (1805 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Canton Baptist Church Cemetery
Canton
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jane Evertz
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96896070
Benjamin Harris
Added by: Mary Jane Evertz
 
Benjamin Harris
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- Chuck X
 Added: Jul. 13, 2013
GOD Bless you Benjamin Harris!You sound like great Gentleman of New Jersey !May GOD Bless you Benjamin! Yes as you so have blessed us and all these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being and your service!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 7, 2013
 
 
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